Friday, May 17, 2013

Outdoor To-Do List - Update #1

I figured it was high time for an update on our outdoor to-do list, since we've been so busy working on projects as of late. And don't you like to be kept up-to-date on the goings on at our house yard?

So here you have it, our work in progress outdoor to-do list.

Outdoor To Do List 2013-2014 (and maybe even 2015?)
  • Build split rail fence along property line in front yard
  • Plant hedge along property line in backyard To read more about it, click here
  • Prune apple trees
  • Revamp flower gardens
  • Rebury white siding in front flower garden Dan completed this while I was at work one day
  • Paint gable end (in progress)
  • Wash front porch
  • Sand & repaint front porch railings
  • Wash siding on East side of house
  • Rebuild stone entryway on East side of house
  • Expand back deck
  • Plant new shade tree
  • Expand garden
  • Build chicken coop in lean-to on back of garage Click here, here, here and here for details
  • Rebuild chicken coop for hens Click here and here for pics
  • Plant blueberries Click here for more info
  • Plant raspberries
  • Level backyard
  • Make gutter herb garden (in progress)
  • Make rain barrel
  • Buy or make front porch swing
  • Plant rhubarb Click here to see pics
  • Plant cherry or crabapple tree
Pretty good progress, right? I'm pleased with how much we've done, considering it's only the middle of May. And I added two more things to it.

If you want to see the original to-do list, click here.


  1. I do like to be kept up to date! :)

  2. Jackie - I'm glad someone does! :P

  3. Great job! Especially considering a lot of the projects you guys have tackled are really sizeable ones.

  4. Erin - I know! I'm super amazed with how well we've done completing these big projects.

  5. You guys are really getting stuff done! WTG! Our to-do list hasn't really been touched yet...oops!
    Mrs. Lopez of Loving Life In Pink

  6. Mrs. Lopez - We had a very motivated spring. Let's see if the motivation actually continues on through the summer.